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Riverside woman convicted of animal cruelty for starving 17 horses

Riverside woman convicted of animal cruelty for starving 17 horses

A Riverside County woman was convicted of animal cruelty Wednesday after her 17 horses were found emaciated, authorities said. A Murrieta jury deliberated for 55 minutes before finding Janice Deutsch guilty of 17 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty, according to the county district attorney’s office. A Riverside County Superior Court judge is scheduled to sentence Deutsch, 50, on Thursday to between one and 17 years in prison. She’s already serving a seven-year prison term for a felony elder abuse conviction. "Obviously we're disappointed," Deutsch's attorney, Joshua Hanks, told The Times. "We'll be pursuing any legal remedy we can." ...

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